Fetal, infant and pediatric hydrocephalus medical report

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Fetal, infant and pediatric hydrocephalus medical report

  1. 1. Fetal, Infant and Pediatrichydrocephalus medicalreportLearn more about hydrocephalus and spina bifida athttp://www.spinabifida.net
  2. 2. Clinical Presentation ofHydrocephalusClinical picture of Hydrocephalus dependson the age at the time of presentation.The skull of the infant is malleable and softwith open sutures and fontanels, so it canaccommodate large amount of CSF withoutany increase in the intracranial pressure.The skull of the adult is rigid, hard, so anyincrease in the contents will result inincrease in the Intracranial pressure.
  3. 3. Clinical Presentation ofInfantile Hydrocephalus (Fig. 4) Large sized head or progressive enlargement of the size of the head. The scalp over it well be stretched, shinny with dilated veins. The Anterior Fontanel (AF) well be open, wide and bulged. The posteriorfontanel may be still open. Sun set appearance of the eyes. Disproportion between the size of the head and size of the face. Disproportion between the size of the head and size of the body. In advanced cases, delayed development of the normal milestones andMental retardation may be present or developed, also history of fits maybe given.
  4. 4. Figure 4: InfantileHydrocephalus
  5. 5. Questions?Please visit http://www.spinabifida.net for moreeducational information

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